WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

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    zekehp
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    WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by zekehp on Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:53 pm

    Picked this up awhile ago.
    C Broad Arrow marked.
    Can any one tell who the manufacturer is from the last photo?
    Thanks.
    Mike.




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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:01 pm

    I can see Holden in there, for SS Holden. Can't make out the rest. Can you get a clear close up of the stamp?


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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by qsamike on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:52 pm

    Maybe if you dampen it a little it will stand out better.....

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:43 pm

    I've had good luck with night vision cameras to bring out faded stamps. Might want to try that if you have or know someone with a game camera. NVG's work too but I haven't tried one yet.


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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by zekehp on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:11 pm

    I have sewing kits marked S.S. HOLDEN I will compare them tomorrow.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:02 am

    Hey Mike!

    Your WWII pack is, in fact, a converted Canadian Pattern 1916 Dismounted Webbing Haversack! I've never been able to decipher the maker of these haversacks (they always seem to be in a circle), but your maker mark is probably the best I have ever seen on a nearly century-old item!






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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:21 am

    interesting bag, I wondered if it still had the internal divider and buttons, also the loops sewn on the inside front?

    Agree SS Holden maker, there is a clear stamped example here, though his pics are not too close up

    www.denner.ca  under WW1 items

    funny too, I just picked up another one of these 16 patt bags, mine has been converted also with the addition of a cloth bandoleer strap machine sewn to the back

    here is a link to another one I had
    http://www.cdnmilitarycollectors.com/t2763-wtt-1916-pat-small-pack

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:49 am

    Fantastic, thanks for the links Jon!

    Those pictures confirm that at least two Ottawa firms were engaged in the production of Canadian webbing in 1916, HUGH CARSON COMPANY, LIMITED & GRANT-HOLDEN-GRAHAM, LIMITED!



    The latter went on to produce some selected webbing items in 1924 for the Canadian Army, as detailed in this thread...

    http://www.cdnmilitarycollectors.com/t2432-interwar-canadian-made-webbing

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:50 am

    Hey Mike!

    Your bag was made by GRANT-HOLDEN-GRAHAM, LIMITED in 1916...


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    Post by zekehp on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:59 am

    Hi Michael. Thanks for the info. I picked up last weekend a magazine pouch for an Inglis Hi Power. ZL&T 1944. I will post pictures soon. Mike.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:29 pm

    I can't wait to see it Mike!  Very Happy 

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Medical Bag

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:41 am

    your welcome for the link, I learnt something too about the makers now, more than one in a circle

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